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Hobby Lobby Sues Over Affordable Care Act’s ‘Abortion-Causing’ Mandate

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Hobby Lobby Stores and its founders have filed a lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate.

The lawsuit claims the health care law is forcing the Oklahoma City-based company to provide insurance that covers morning-after pills and other birth control products, which company founder David Green and his family’s lawsuit says violates their religious beliefs.

The Tulsa World‘s Wayne Greene on the filing:

“The Green family’s religious beliefs forbid them from participating in, providing access to, paying for, training others to engage in, or otherwise supporting abortion-causing drugs and devices.”

Morning-after pills like Plan B, Ella and IUDs can prevent a human embryo from implanting on the wall of the uterus, which the suit says constitutes an abortion.

The suit against U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius lists Hobby Lobby, Mardel Inc. and family members of company founder David Green as the plaintiffs.

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